Month: February 2008

I have a problem with skinny jeans…

They just don’t work on me. Skinny jeans are like a puzzle I can’t figure out. I see the outfits on celebrities and in magazine that look wonderful, but on me it just looks awkward and I feel uncomfortable. Maybe I will always be stuck in the late 90s, but I think boot cut or wide leg jeans are so much more flattering on pretty much everyone.

Malinka Backpack from Hayden-Harnett


A few mornings ago it was the same old story, I was crammed onto an over packed 7 train trying to hang on to the handrail, read the New Yorker, and hold my overly heavy handbag in the crook of my elbow. Of course my arm was falling asleep and I could feel a shooting pain in my back that was stooped over from the bag’s weight. Finally I decided enough is enough and I need to get a comfy backpack to even out the weight that I have to carry.

As luck would have it I was poking around the sale room at the Rockefeller Center Anthropologie the next day and spotted the Malinka Backpack by Hayden-Harnett sitting in the back of a high shelf. The best part was that it was on sale so of course I took it home with me.

I love the funky geometric print with the red, purple and tan color combination. The bag also has nice touches like “hh” stamped on some of the hardware.

My only complain is the sometimes the straps slide out of the buckle and they fall off my shoulder, but I can probably find a way to fix this. I’m looking forward to less back pain and more comfortable NYC subway rides!